No sex please, it's a box office turn-off: Hollywood falls out of love with bedroom scenes Raunchy movies like Basic Instinct no longer a turn-on for film fans Family-friendly films with handsome male leads now more lucrativeMovie producers want to avoid adult-only rating and appeal to women By Paul Revoir Tv Correspondent PUBLISHED: 12:00 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:58 GMT, 25 March 2013 There was a time when films stood little chance of success unless there was something steamy going on at some point. These days, however, it seems movie moguls find sex one big turn-off
Almost 30,000 town hall pen-pushers earn more than 50,000 when councils are cutting front line services118 councils have increased staff on 50,000 salariesLabour-run Birmingham City Council has 648 staff on the high-end wage Six of ten worst offending councils are Conservative-run authorities By Daniel Martin, Whitehall Correspondent PUBLISHED: 01:20 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 03:03 GMT, 20 February 2013 Almost 30,000 council pen-pushers now earn more than 50,000 a year. Taxpayers fork out 1.9billion a year on the high salaries, at a time when town halls are cutting frontline services and blaming the Government’s cuts
Are you smarter than your eight-year-old How 95% of parents are stumped by sums for their kidsOnly one in 20 can do maths intended for junior school age pupilsParents scared of confusing their children because methods have changedGovernment will reinstate tried-and-tested techniques to the curriculum By Laura Clark, Education Correspondent PUBLISHED: 01:19 GMT, 24 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:43 GMT, 24 January 2013 Just one in 20 parents are able to do maths intended for children aged eight to 12 amid confusion over new-fangled methods of teaching the subject. Only 5 per cent of 2,000 volunteers correctly answered ten questions which tested maths typically taught to junior school pupils. Nearly two-thirds of the parents who took part said they were reluctant to get involved with maths homework for fear of confusing their children due to new methods used to teach the subject
Pill that lets you drop a dress size by suppressing appetite set to hit Britain later this year… and a version for children could be on its way too American company wants to sell lorcaserin or Belviq in UK and EuropeStudy showed dieters lost an average of 8 per cent body weight after a yearTrials for obese children would begin one year after it went on market By Fiona Macrae Science Correspondent PUBLISHED: 02:02 GMT, 2 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:02 GMT, 2 January 2013 A ‘drop-a-dress-size’ diet pill could be on sale within months – and the first weight loss drug for children could follow
Perfect parties… on a plate: How cutlery and crockery are just as important as food in making the perfect meal New study shows food tastes different depending on what plate its onProfessor Charles Spence advised those planning a dinner party to spend as much time on the table setting as the food By Fiona Macrae Science Correspondent PUBLISHED: 01:59 GMT, 1 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:59 GMT, 1 January 2013 If your dinner parties always go a little awry, don’t blame the cooking – it might be the plates.
Middle-class children are at risk of anxiety disorders because parents shelter them from the harsh reality of life Youngsters growing up in a ‘paranoid’ culture which protects them from risk but unable to cope with life’s challenges, warns leading psychologist Professor Tanya Byron says she is treating an increasing numbers of children with anxiety disorders who lack ‘emotional resilience’ Warning comes as NHS figures reveal rising numbers of children are suffering keyboard strain, but tree-climbing injuries are plummeting By Laura Clark, Education Correspondent PUBLISHED: 15:44 GMT, 5 December 2012 | UPDATED: 15:44 GMT, 5 December 2012 Middle-class children are unable to cope with life's challenges, Professor Tanya Byron has warned Rising numbers of middle-class children are suffering mental health problems amid a trend for risk-averse parents to raise them ‘in captivity’, a leading psychologist and broadcaster has warned. Youngsters are growing up in a ‘paranoid’ culture which attempts to protect them from all risk and failure but leaves them unable to cope with life’s challenges, according to Professor Tanya Byron.